Business Management | Western Technical College

Business Management

Associate Degree

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Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

A number of options will be open to you with a Business Management degree. Our program provides a broad background in all aspects of business management, including business management theory, finance and accounting, human resources, software applications, marketing, e-commerce, and business law.

Your depth of knowledge will be demonstrated with a capstone project, which is reviewed by local business professionals. Plus, you’ll develop a portfolio that will help pave the way to a professional career. The Business Management Program can be taken in a format that combines classroom and online learning or entirely online.

Upon graduation, the world of entry-level management positions will be open to you or, if you wish to open your own business, continue your education with our embedded Entrepreneurship certificate.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Business Management

This program will cost about $9,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Business Management 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding17
Employed in Related Occupation9
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education5
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week43
Median Hourly Wage$22.50
Hourly Wage Range$15.60-$28.80
Median Annual Salary$46,796

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • 1st Assistant, Assistant Manager, Assistant Store Leader, General Manager, Material Handler, Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Receptionist, Sales Associate, Senior Customer Service

Career Opportunities

Business Development Specialist
Business Associate/Analyst
Human Resource Assistant
Business Support Specialist
Economic Support Specialist
Employment Specialist
HR Generalist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of an organization
  • Control business processes
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals
  • Apply principles of corporate responsibility
  • Model customer service principles for a business

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Franklin University
University of Phoenix
Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Business Management

Career Pathways

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